Greg McCorkle
Nate Rasmussen goes high after a throw two second base. Johnson would tumble over the baserunner injuring his wrist and would come out of the game that pitted the Dodgers vs. the Angels. The Angels went on to win 14-8.

SLIDESHOW: WSLL Dodgers fall to the Angels in high scoring tournament game

A game so exciting the coaches didn’t know the score

The West Seattle Dodgers Little League Minor team took on the American Angels in the single elimination game to determine the champion in the 8-10 year old class. Both teams battled through a grueling schedule of games to arrive at this final game match up.

The Dodgers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning and by the third their lead had increased to 4-1, but the Angels battled back and tied the game at 5-5 in the fourth. The score would change hands several times over the next two innings but was tied up at the end of regulation play at 8-8. In extra play the Angels exploded for six runs and held off a Dodgers rally to win the game 14-8.

The game was so exciting that even the coaches of both teams couldn’t recall the score once the game ended.

One coach remarked “Isn’t this fun! I’m so happy for the kids. What a baseball game”!

Even though some of the young Dodgers players were on the edge of tears after striking out it was all smiles after the game when they held their trophies, and isn’t that what it’s all about. Play the game, do your best, and above all… Have fun.

The team won 19 games in a row and ended their season with a 20-2 record.

Congratulations to the Dodgers, Angels and all of the “Boys of summer”.

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